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Acetic Acid Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Acetic Acid Otic Solution is used to treat infections in the ear canal. It will not treat an inner ear infection (also called otitis media). It is an antibiotic. This medication is available in generic form. Common side effects include temporary stinging/burning in the ear canal.
To promote continuous contact, insert a wick of cotton saturated with Acetic Acid Otic Solution into the ear canal as instructed by your doctor; the wick may be saturated after insertion. Keep the wick in for at least 24 hours and keep it moist by adding 3 to 5 drops of Acetic Acid Otic Solution every 4 to 6 hours. The wick may be removed after 24 hours but continue to instill 5 drops of Acetic Acid Otic Solution 3 or 4 times daily, as prescribed. In pediatric patients, 3 to 4 drops may be sufficient. Other drugs may affect Acetic Acid Otic Solution. Tell your doctor all prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Acetic Acid Otic Solution should be used only when prescribed. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Our Acetic Acid Otic Solution Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
You may feel a slight stinging or burning when you first use acetic acid ear drops.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Stop using this medication and tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: new pain, redness, swelling in or around the ears.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the ear/face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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